Welcome To Sanford! There’s no doubt about it … Sanford and Lee County are open for business!
Our community enjoys a diverse business environment, a wide range of successful companies, a stable and growing economy, and a skilled, talented and motivated work force. Whether you’re looking to join a winning organization, or build one of your own, Sanford is a great destination.
With a population of over 60,000 and a manageable annual growth rate of just over 1%, Lee County is well-poised for a promising future. The average age of our workforce is in its mid-30s; our average annual household income is over $60,000. Our residents, communities, service organizations and elected officials are united, and working together to make a great place even better!
Sanford and Lee County are blessed to have exceptional resources in education and health care and the full range of local and national retailers. From the southern tier of the dynamic North Carolina Research Triangle, our companies and citizens have quick access to regional, national and world-wide markets.
Equally important, our location just beyond the urban sprawl of Raleigh and Durham allows businesses and residents to enjoy an amazing quality of life. We offer every modern convenience, a relaxed pace, plenty of things to see and do, and a variety of employment options; all at an unrivaled cost of living. Our cost of housing and land give Sanford and Lee County families and employers a significant advantage over nearby communities. Your dollar really does go farther in Lee County!
We invite you to spend time with this section of the Welcome To Sanford website, for easy access to a full range of information you’ll need to buy, build or become part of a local business; on subjects such as business resources, company directories, programs, policies & procedures, regional workforce information, and available land and properties.
We also want to recognize the Sanford Area Growth Alliance — an innovative public-private partnership between Lee County’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition to effectively advocating for established and new businesses, the Growth Alliance and its comprehensive website are exceptional resources for employers and employees alike.
The Sanford Area Growth Alliance website provides the latest local economic news, data about the local business environment and a full array of documents, articles, resources and links.
To take your next step into the Sanford and Lee County business community, please make use of the contacts below. And if you’d like help in getting more specific information about any aspect of the Sanford – Lee County business community, please don’t hesitate to email us at Welcome To Sanford.
- Click here for information about established local businesses or call 919-775-7341.
Click here for information about new business recruitment or call 919-774-8439.
Click here for information about commercial properties & land or to arrange an on-site inspection. Or call 919-775-5444.
Click here for information about businesses in Downtown Sanford, or call 919-718-4659, ext. 1400.
Click here for resources about growing a local business in the Sanford – Lee County community or call 919-718-7544.
Welcome To Sanford!